YFD: Home a total loss after early morning fire, arson not ruled out
YAKIMA, Wash. – Firefighters say an early morning fire resulted in a complete and total loss of a home, and they're not ruling out arson, just yet.
It happened a little after 5:00 A.M. today at the 300 block of Murphy Lane in Yakima.
Firefighters say they responded to a two-story home covered in flames. The fire managed to destroy three cars in the driveway and caused damage to the home next door.
Crews were out there this afternoon tearing down the remains of the home.
Lieutenant Greg Ahmann with the Yakima Fire Department says it's too early in the investigation to determine the cause, but they're keeping a close eye on the situation.
“There’s been a lot of fires lately - a lot of suspicious fires and a lot of fires that are under investigation. But, if there’s arsonists out there, that person will be caught and thrown in jail,” he said.
One victim was being treated at Memorial Hospital and another was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Six people are without a home, as a result of the fire, and firefighters say they're staying with nearby friends and family.